Robert G. Ardis III
Rob Ardis serves as president and chief executive officer for
Santee Electric Cooperative, Inc., headquartered in Kingstree,
As a proud native of this area, he oversees planning, organizing
and directing the day-to-day operations of the cooperative. Santee
Electric provides power to nearly 45,000 accounts in Clarendon,
Florence, Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties.
Ardis joined Santee Electric in August 2015 as the president and
chief executive officer bringing 14 years of experience in
engineering, operations, management and leadership positions from
neighboring Pee Dee Electric Cooperative.
Ardis is a licensed professional engineer and holds degrees in
physics and mathematics from Francis Marion University and a degree
in electrical engineering from The University of Tennessee. He is
an IEEE member and also a member of both the South Carolina and
National Societies of Professional Engineers.
He has served as chapter president for the SC Society of
Professional Engineers and has also served as a board member for
the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. Rob and his wife Shannon
have a son (Cade) and a daughter (Ava).
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